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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua NZ

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Rock Solid Backpackers is very central, a few steps from Tutanekai Street, packed with high-street shops, cafés, Eat Streat with bars and restaurants and each Thursday we host our weekly Night Market here.

The Rotorua iSite, Government Gardens, Arts Village, Lakefront, Kuirau Park, Polynesian Spa and local Supermarkets are all within 10 minutes walk from the hostel. Rotorua Airport is 15 minutes by car. Public on-street metered parking is available, with free parking areas just two blocks away.

We pride ourselves on giving you the best possible experience during your visit to our bi-cultural city of Rotorua. Our hosts offer local expertise of natural geothermal features, Māori culture and tourism hot spots and can book many activities and tours for you at our Tour Desk.

We are the only hostel in Rotorua with the view of a 20m high rock climbing wall, showcased right from our guest lounge. The Wall offer our guests discounted rates! At reception we also offer FREE: WiFi, luggage and bike storage, guest phone and computers, book exchange, guitar, pool table, table tennis, DVDs and towels! Or if you fancy an alternative film head downstairs, to the Basement Cinema complete with a bar.

All rooms are cleaned to a high standard. Our dormitories include bed linen, lockers, heating and access to shared bathroom facilities. Our private ensuite rooms also include tea/coffee making facilities. There is a well-equipped, communal kitchen with cooking facilities and complimentary tea and coffee.

We are your home away from home!

Guest Notes:
- A valid Photo ID and credit card must be presented upon check-in.
- We are not a party hostel.
- Reception hours are 8am - 10pm.
- Late check-ins need to be arranged prior to arrival by emailing us!
- Children of all ages welcome if accompanied by adults, each child needs it's own bed and the whole room needs to be booked for private use. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 6.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    Nice atmosphere, very helpful staff. Kitchen well stocked and generally pretty quiet. Rooms could get a bit hot at night
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2021
    Super helpful staff. Nice and close to everything you need. Would defs stay again.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Mar 2020
    Good accomodation overall for the price, clean shared spaces, but really dim and depressing (no windows in the kitchen, so no view on the exterior + no proper aeration), bad aeration in rooms so I'll let you imagine the smell in a 8 beds dorm... good point was that each bed had a lockable big cupboard. I'll still recommand this hostel because the location is central and it was a fair price.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 Jan 2020
    The staff absolutely make this hostel!! They are friendly, knowledgeable (seriously, they know everything), and accommodating. Only downsides are that the kitchen smells bad and is kinda dirty, and there’s no social space other than the lobby area. But the location is great and honestly just book it for the great staff if for no other reason.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Mar 2020
    Cannot block the noise from outsid of the room
    Taiwan China, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    11 Feb 2020
    Enjoyed my stay here, comfortable beds, clean, very secure, and a convenient location to the rest of the city. Very helpful staff, overall a great place to stay in Rotorua!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 Jan 2020
    Super helpful staff and good facilities. Only downside is bathrooms might on a different floor to your room. Would be awesome if the lounge was able to be accessed 24/7 as a spot to hang out. Location is great!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Feb 2020
    Not a super social hostel, but still really nice, clean kitchen, bathrooms, etc. I would have given a better rating but I was slightly annoyed the staff tend to clean the facilities at peak times and don’t give the guests notice of scheduled cleaning times. I was repeatedly told the kitchen would re-open in “the next half hour” from 1pm-4pm. I hadn’t eaten since 8am and had to wait until 430 before I could use the kitchen.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Dec 2020
    Summer night was nore hott in room . No fan , no central Ac or not that good ventilation in some rooms . Over all good experience. No parking near by , only paid available.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Mar 2020
    This is a pretty basic hostel. There are large “closets” in every room for you to lock your things in. Can fit a whole backpack and more! Love that! Doors don’t auto lock. it only had like 1 bathroom for 2 floors of girls. You had to use that or a unisex on your floor with 2 toilets. :/ There was a community area on each floor but that made it kind of awkward to meet people since there wasn’t a central gathering place. Their office also didn’t open until sometime after 8am which is annoying.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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